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3 or More Bikes in a Group? Australian Police Will Pull You Over

Things are spiraling into a silly direction in Australia after the recent incident involving Police being forced to use stun guns against members of outlaw motorcycle gangs in Queensland. A new law initiative could grant Police officers warrants to pull over and inspect any group of 3 or more bikes riding together.
Silly law project in Australia bans riding 3 or more bikes in a group 1 photo
While the background for this utterly stupid law is somewhat easy to understand, this is a crude violation of human rights. Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie told GoldCoast that the state intends to put an end to motorcycle gangs using their numbers to strike fear in their communities.

Riding 3 or more together could end up with prosecution for the members of criminal motorcycle gangs, but the Police can indeed pull over any group, club colors on display or not. "Limiting their ability to ride in big groups would make running their criminal enterprises more difficult and it would help prevent the kind of mass intimidation we saw at Broadbeach. It would also ease the disruption they cause during their annual runs," Bleijie added.

It looks like local authorities and communities around the globe are sort of moving onto limiting the criminal offenses of less law-abiding riders, if we take a look at the Manhattan Brawl case. Which is of course, quite good, but honest motorcyclists being unable to ride in a group as they start their vacation is a "paralyzing stupidity", to use Orwell's words.

Via Bikernet.

 
 
 
 
 

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